Seattle >Travel > Savor Seattle Food Tours
1st Ave & Pike St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.608836 -122.340037
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Pike Place Market
A Culinary Delight!! – I was visiting the city alone for the first time and decided to take the tour as a treat. It was better than i expected. this was no 2 bite rush rush tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the city and it restaurants. The food was delicious and the portions were very healthy. I thought the walking would be too much, but after eating all of the food, a nice walk was well welcomed.
The other guest were very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. I am very pleased I did it. I would give 5 stars, but the brewery portion of the tour was a little bit of a let down (too much information and i'm not a beer drinker). All in all I look forward to touring with Savor Seattle in the near future.
Worth every penny! – My wife and I went to Seattle for our 25th wedding anniversary in October. We took four of the tours; Chocolate indulgence, Craving Capitol Hill, Pike Place Market (am), and the Gourmet Seattle tours. We did Chocolate indulgence and Craving Capitol Hill on a Saturday and the Pike Place Market (am), and the Gourmet Seattle tours on the following Monday. It may be a little too much walking for some, taking 2 of the tours in each day, but we survived it just fine. It was quite simply an incredible 2 days. The guides are fantastic, personable, engaging, entertaining, and very knowledgeable in both the food and shops as well as history of Seattle. Eric took us on the Chocolate indulgence tour (you will know him by the kilts he wears), we learned a ton about chocolate and tasted some of the most incredible chocolate treats my wife and I have ever had ( The liquid sipping chocolate is a life changing experience). Ezra headed up the Capitol Hill tour, he lives up there and knows the area and tour like the back of his hand. These were my favorites, my wife loved the market tour as well as the gourmet Seattle tour. Bottom line is they were all great experiences and I consider myself lucky to have been able to attend. Thank you to all our guides.
Food, Fun, and Factoids – I wonder what's the point of writing yet another 5-star review. Well, I will do it anyway. I had such a blast on both tours I took.
Gourmet Food Tour: Nick was friendly, funny, and engaging. This was his first time leading this particular tour, and I couldn't even tell. He did a great job. He remembered everyone's name and had a lot of interesting stories to tell. He really delivered.
We met at Mayflower Park Hotel and went to:
Andaluca for a crispy duck cake with raita and apricot chutney
Serious Pie for the potato pizza and mushroom pizza
La Buona Tavola for tasting truffle oil, salt, balsamic vinegar, and other sauces and pesto. The selection was a little dizzying!
Il Bistro for a seafood risotto and sangiovese
The Market Theater Gum Wall!
Pike Place Brewing for 2 beer tastings with bread and cheese
Thoa's for a light version of Pad Thai with fish sauce
Gelatiamo for 2 types of gelato
A few days later, I joined the Pike Place Tour, and Aubree was very fun to be with. She did a good job of soliciting opinions from all of us and making it feel natural, rather than being grilled.
We met at the Starbucks near the Pike Place entrance
Daily Dozen for baby doughnuts
Market Spice for some delicious hot tea (I don't generally get too excited about tea, but this was good.)
The fish guys! We enjoyed some smoked salmon and salmon jerky. Tasty. And watched them throw some fish back and forth.
Frank's Quality Produce for dreamy Holiday Grapes and blueberries. Also, as we walked by the produce vendors, several of them offered samples of Honeycrisp apples, peaches, and other fruit.
Pike Place Chowder for a chowder and a bisque, which was creamy and luscious
Chukar Cherries for some exceptional cherry goodness (about 5 types of cherry deliciousness)
Beecher Cheese for the Flagship Cheddar on cracker and the Famous Favorite Mac&Cheese, which I found delicious, but not able to live up to the hype which proceeded it. It WAS good, but not as good as my favorite recipe which I found on my own.
Piroshky, Piroshky... for a savory cheddar and a sweet apple cinnamon piroshky
Etta's for a crab cake, which was scrumptious and way too small! It was a perfect finish to the tour.
I really enjoyed all of the food on the tour and also enjoyed seeing the attractions, like Rachel the Pig and the Gum Wall. I suggest bringing a bottle of water and a camera and wearing comfy shoes. It's a fair bit of walking and there are some hills.
I would suggest either tour to anyone who loves food and wants to see a bit of Seattle.
Savor Seattle Pike Place Market Tour Excellent with Ezra – Don your comfy shoes, bring your camera and smiles, get ready to sample good food. Ezra's knowledge about the market's history and businesses along with his friendly, caring manner made this tour memorable for us. The audio equipment provided is a definite asset. The tour lasts two hours, and tour time is well-managed and well-spent! One learns about the market's history, the business proprietors, and the products of the businesses visited. Once the tour is done, make sure to visit the park near the market (view of Elliot Bay and the totem pole). Savor Seattle's Pike Place Market Tour is worth the investment. Thank you, Ezra!
Fun for everyone! – I've gone on the Pike Place Market tour twice to check out the morning and afternoon versions. One time was for a bachelorette party, the other for a date. Both times I had a blast!
The tour guides were personable, knowledgeable, and helpful for providing anything that we needed. I arrived 30 minutes late for my second tour and the guide was very understanding and accommodating. I like that they provide audio equipment so that you never have to struggle to hear or attempt to crowd around the guide.
On the tours, you're able to enjoy a wide array of tastes from all over the market. It helped me discover new foods and new shops/restaurants to check out in the future. The discount card that you get at the end of the tour becomes very handy!
Delicious and informative! – This tour was fun, informative, and gave us a great sample of the chocolate delights of Seattle. And our guide, Ezra, was personable, well-informed, and funny. This is a great event for both locals and tourists, and I'd be happy to do it again.
You will LOVE the Pike Place Market tou! A must for anyone! – This tour is a great way to explore Pike Place Market, starting at one end and going to the other, eating and learning a lot along the way!
Brett-- our wonderful tour guide-- really knows his stuff and makes everyone welcome. He does a great job at balancing interesting historical facts with funny (we laughed aloud!) jokes. We loved every minute of this tour.
All the food was delicious, of course, and at each stop, we were made to feel like they were glad to see a big group of hungry strangers. The highlights for us were the Pike Place chowder, Beecher's cheese and Pike Place Fish Market-- boy, can they throw a fish!
Basically, if you are going to Seattle, make time for this awesome tour!
Most Interesting Tour – My husband and I did the Savor Tour, we loved it Nick our guide was knowledgeable and very funny. I loved being able to hear everything he said through the microphone pieces in our ears. We tried different foods from around Pikes Place Market and everyone was as fabulous as the next. I would recommend this tour to anyone headed to Seattle, it was delicious and so much fun.
Citysearch Editorial Review – Like a trip up the Space Needle, a visit to the SAM and a ferry ride to Vashon, this well-liked walking tour is something Seattleites shouldn't write off as for tourists only. Savor Seattle actually offers three foodie-friendly tours: a Pike Place Market tour, a gourmet restaurant tour and one focused entirely around chocolate. Limited to just about a dozen people and led by energetic guides, the tours all offer small samples at nearly ten different locations over the course of a few hours--walking in between locations gives the illusion that you're walking off some of that gluttony.
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